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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm new to the English Bulldog Community. Actually, Ollie is my first English Bulldog. He is turning 2 years old in July and I can't decide if I want to have him neutered.

    He is pretty well behaved. He doesn't wonder or mount/hump people. The only issue I have is that there are certain dogs that he does not like. I have been socializing him since he was 11 weeks old. We've been to all sorts of training classes and boot camp. But he still shows aggression towards other dogs. More so on a leash.

    Will neutering help? I'm also afraid if I neuter him that he won't be as active as he is now. He's a lot of fun!

    Thanks.

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    Neutering will probably lessen but may not do away with it totally. However, leaving him intact will possibly allow the behavior to worsen over time. He's actually at about the ideal age to have it done. Fully grown but young enough to still be flexible. Age will affect his activity level more than neutering as long as you don't let him get fat. I don't think you can totally train it out of him either. I have a male aggressive dog (Shortybull) and it's a pain. Taking him out in public anywhere is no fun at all and he only weighs about 30 pounds. If he was an EB it would be close to impossible.

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    I personally would for sure, lot of views on it but the frustration for him to breed and not allowed to is unnecessary. We did Kain at 6 months and would do again in a heartbeat.

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    Re: spaying / neutering Bulldogs
    Re: Neutering My Puppy..


    Hi, I had my male Bulldozer neutered at 7 months old, I've read it's recommended between 6 and 7 months of age. I also have his sister, they are litter mates, so I had to fix both of them before Blossom went into her 1st heat, as they are in the same house, and I would have had to separate them from each other. It's more important to have a female spayed at an early age, if you are not going to breed her, as the chances of cancer is higher for every heat they go into, especially breast cancer. I fixed her first, and then neutered Dozer a week later. I think it's okay to wait longer for a male, but again if you are not going to use him for Stud, then fixing him is better for his health. Neutering a male lessens the chance of cancers, can calm down the dog, and lessens the dangers of your male running off and getting lost or hit by a car due to chasing female dogs in heat. Some people like to wait until their male is closer to a year old, because they beleive the dogs' head and body will grow bigger before neutering. I don't know if this true or not, or if its just a myth, but maybe someone else on here can give you more I formation on this. I found Dozer changed for the better after he was neutered, he calmed down a lot, wasnt as hyper, he didn't hump us anymore, or his sister, and he became a lot easier to train, as he was more focused, and he also became this snuggley bear.


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    Neutering may help lessen his aggression, but it is also a health risk not to have it done when they are not being breed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikinggirl View Post
    Some people like to wait until their male is closer to a year old, because they beleive the dogs' head and body will grow bigger before neutering. I don't know if this true or not, or if its just a myth, but maybe someone else on here can give you more I formation on this. 0 Comment(s)
    I also heard that, is this true?

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    I also heard that, is this true?
    I say it's a myth. I've met Bulls that are huge and were neutered at 6 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdolphin27 View Post
    I say it's a myth. I've met Bulls that are huge and were neutered at 6 months.
    agreed... my boy was done at 8 months and his head/chest were both very big - could not even get a real/official NFL helmet on him

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    agreed... my boy was done at 8 months and his head/chest were both very big - could not even get a real/official NFL helmet on him


    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! now THAT is a QUOTE and an AWESOME PICTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOO!! LOOK AT THAT BIG OLE BOY!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    agreed... my boy was done at 8 months and his head/chest were both very big - could not even get a real/official NFL helmet on him

    LOL! That's all i need to see. hahahaha

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    I have always said if you are not going to breed then spay and neuter your pets. It's the best thing for them health wise in the long run. It will not change him that much if at all. We had Buddy done and he is still the playful bully he was and at 2 years of age is a great time to do it.
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    I'm all for neutering, but we discussed it with our Vet and decided to wait until he's around 18 months.


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